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American Puritan Imagination : Essays in Revaluation - Sacvan Bercovitch

American Puritan Imagination

Essays in Revaluation

By: Sacvan Bercovitch (Editor)

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Published: 30th September 1974
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Over the last two decades a major revaluation has been taking place of the colonial Puritan imagination. With the growth of interest in early American literature has come increasing recognition of its quality and a better understanding of its place in the continuity of American culture. However, much of the best critical work to date has been published as articles in scholarly journals, and in bringing together for the first time the best work in this growing field the present anthology fills a number of important needs. It is at once a valuabale and accessible introduction for students, a summing-up of a new enterprise, and a guide for further studies.

Introduction
The veiled vision: the role of aesthetics in early American intellectual history
Literary consequences of Puritanism
The Puritan jeremiad as a literary form
Spiritual biography and the 'Lords Remembrancers'
'With My Owne Eyes': William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation
The Puritan poetry of Anne Bradstreet
The example of
Essays to do good for the glory of God: Cotton Mather's Bonifacius
The art and instruction of Jonathan Edwards' Personal Narrative
Benjamin Franklin and the choice of a single point of view
Christ and Adam as 'figures' in American literature
Selected bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521098410
ISBN-10: 0521098416
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 30th September 1974
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.35